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, is that we worked with excel, the energy company, to make sure that not only do we have backup, we had backup upon backup because this is reflective for people saying what happened as opposed to everything going the way it is. >> good. can you imagine if that event, there would be blackout all over the world, what would they have said about american on infrastructure. it would have been horrendous. >> that's right. that's right. >> how is commercial real estate? >> well, you know, the construction industry as a whole has been dragging. residential in particular. but we see a turn now slowly in the residential market. and the cyclicality of that is commercial always follows residential. and we're seeing some uptick. you look at the american institute of architects and the associated general contractors, we're optimistic that it may not be a big spike, but maybe somewhere between 5% to 7% increase. i think a lot of that is because the banks now are lending. and some of the projects that were delayed are not done was because of waiting for finance. >> is there an example of that? i'm -- somethin
in the energy markets today amid growing tensions in the middle east. yesterday, israel hinted that its air force may have been behind the air strike. on a missile site in syria in order tody stroi weapons it believes were headed for lebanon. you can see right now, crude oil prices down by about 11%. 96.85. and, steve, i'll send it over to you. >> we'll talk to boeing about compensation for the grounding of the dreamliner. it estimates it will cost nearly $8el million through tend of march. barclay's finance director chris lucas and the bank's top legal expert are set to retire. the departures add to change at the top as the financial giant struggles to put disasters behind it. resimple in moment will officially become blackberry today. the rim name doesn't completely disappear until shareholders approve the change at the annual meeting which usually takes place in july, andrew. >> if you went to sleep after halftime at the super bowl last night, you missed a lot and i mean a lot because i thought this game was kind of over. >> that's why you went to bed? >> i didn't go to bed. i stayed up.
. the ceo of energy company nrg is going to join us with more. no power problems here as we fire up the lights on the "squawk" set and get ready to make you money. the second hour of "squawk box" starts right now. ♪ >>> good morning, everybody. i'm becky quick along with andrew ross sorkin and steve liesman. joe is off this week. get this, yesterday was the worst performance for the markets since 2013 began. this morning the futures are pointing to a big rebound in the markets. you can see right now the dow futures up by 93 points. s&p futures up by more than nine points. yesterday, they gave back about 129 points for the dow. so at this point it looks like we are starting to see some sort of a big rebound, maybe taking back all that ground it lost yesterday. the dow, in fact, starting off this week as we mentioned with big sell-off. there were renewed concerns out there about europe and some profit taking, as well. the dow actually finishing below that key 14,000 level yesterday. mutual fund pioneer jack bogle spoke with us yesterday on the program and he said individual investor
. the best thing we got going for us is that we are very good at extracting a form of energy in the middle part of the country that we don't like to -- that gives manufacturers a comparative -- >> i can't imagine that that's not going to be the thing -- all these other things. there's always something that offsets some of the negatives and i can't believe that's not going to be a powerful thing for us in the future. >> i think so, too. that's how we get to 2.5 demographics are going to be a drag. >> i'm being interested in your perspective. we're not talking about our clients about small businesses. a lot of bentup demand. we've been kind of sitting on our hands for four-plus years now, because of all the uncertainty, you know, in the environment there's still a lot of uncertainty. if we had positive leadership out of washington, and some of the uncertainty went away. don't you think there could be a mini boom here trying to replenish some of the inventories, equipment and technologies that have not been invested in? >> absolutely. that's the upside riz k to the forecast. >> we don't call
, the public investment that we need to have, fiscal restraint. reform and education and energy and so much else. who the next president is is very important. i think there are a number of very good democrats to carry that. >> carry the torch? okay. bob rubin, thank you for being here this morning. >> you're more than welcome. >> come on back. we've got to do this more frequently. >> okay. >> i've got to try. coming up we have breaking economic data around the corner. closely watched weekly jobless claims and fourth quarter productivity numbers at 8:30 eastern. ♪ [ indistinct shouting ] [ male announcer ] time and sales data. split-second stats. [ indistinct shouting ] ♪ it's so close to the options floor... [ indistinct shouting, bell dinging ] ...you'll bust your brain box. ♪ all on thinkorswim from td ameritrade. ♪ no they don't. hey son. have fun tonight. ♪ ♪ back against the wall ♪ ain't nothin to me ♪ ain't nothin to me [ crowd murmurs ] hey! ♪ [ howls ] ♪ get ready for a lot more of that new-plane smell. we're building the youngest, most modern fleet among the lar
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